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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Powder Mountain Rezone


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At the July 11 Odgen Valley Planning Commission (OVPC) meeting, time was allotted for a discussion on the Powder Mountain development.

A representative from the developer addressed the commission reminding them that Powder Mountain had been told in 2005 to wait for the new OV Master-Planned Recreation Resort Zone RR-1 Ordinance before requesting preliminary approval of their development plans.

The developer met numerous times with the Planning Department staff and worked with the people who were drafting the ordinance toward a Powder Mountain development plan that would comply with the new ordinance.

The developer is now asking the OVPC to act on their rezone request BEFORE the new Resort Zone ordinance is approved! Their plan includes 2 golf courses not permitted in the current forest zone.

Some members of the commission wanted the developer to wait until the new ordinances were approved, but legal did not think this was reasonable since it may be another 6 months before the ordinances are finalized and Powder Mountain has waited 2 years already. The OVPC will hear Powder Mountain’s request for a rezone on August 1 at a special 4 hour meeting.

Could it be that the Powder Mountain developer is concerned that the Resort Zone Ordinance they had significant input on may be changed after the Commission work sessions and the pubic hearings?

We want to know What’s the Rush on this request?

If you believe the OVPC should NOT grant a rezone for Powder Mountain pending the adoption of the new Resort Zone ordinance:


1. Write or e-mail your OVPC commissioners and state your reasons. Do this before the August 1 hearing date.

2. Attend the August 1 hearing and voice your opinion.

Contact Information to the OVPC

Ogden Valley Planning Commission (OVPC)

E-Mail:

You must write your e-mails to the planning clerk e-mail address and instruct her to give each Commission member a copy. The e-mail is: ssillito@co.weber.ut.us

Remember to include your Name, and Address so they know who you are and to eliminate the possibilty that your e-mail would be discarded.

Regular Mail:

Your comments may also be mailed to the Ogden Valley Township Planning Commission Office, 2380 Washington Blvd. Ogden, UT 84401. They should be addressed to Sherri Sillito the planning department clerk with instructions to distribute the letter to all Ogden Valley Planning Commission members.

Telephone:

Sherri Sillito 801-399-8791


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2 comments:

Ron Gleason said...

Thanks for keeping us up to date. On powder Mountains desire to move forward with their rezone request, IMO they should be allowed to make their own decision on when to move forward. They have waited 2+ years and the county has made NO progress and it appears that any progress on the 3 ordinances is a ways or long way off.

I am not saying I approve of what they want to, in fact I have not seen the details. I hope that the OVPC applies reason if this request comes in front of them.

Thinking out loud, if POwder Mtn moves forward and is denied their request then they can come back after the resort ordinance is passed and try again.

mikel ibarrola said...

all the support from the Basque Country(europe) against the golf massive attack....
we want go back like always to our nice ski resort,,,,not crowd...
We will wait from Pamplona good news.... thats our hope....
see u sooon in the mountains .. provably next season.
Mikel Ibarrola
use to be powder mountain native